Browsing 2003 Final Reports by Issue Date

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  • Rochester, Ian (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2003-01-30)
    Improved methods of assessing crop nutrient status in early season cotton will allow growers to remediate their crops and improve fertilizer management practices. By optimising the nutrition of cotton crops, growers can ...
  • Williams, Allan; Williams, John (Australian Cotton Growers' Research Association, 2003-06)
    Allan and John Williams represented the Australian cotton industry at a workshop on environmental management systems in agriculture, in Denver, Colorado, from 8-10th January, 2003. The workshop was organised as part of ...
  • Annells, Amanda; Strickland, G.R.; Thistleton, B.M. (Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, 2003-06-30)
    The primary focus of this project is to develop sustainable, IPM based pest management systems for INGARD in north-western Australia. Key elements for the system include companion crop utilisation, pest threshold refinement ...
  • Baker, Geoffrey; Fitt, Gary; Mares, C (CSIRO Entomology, 2003-06-30)
    Host Plant Resistance of Cotton genotypes. Australian cotton is attacked by a diversity of insect pests. While transgenic Bt cottons will increasingly provide control of Helicoverpa, conventional host plant resistance ...
  • De Barro, Paul (CSIRO Entomology, 2003-06-30)
    Screening of native whitefly from host specificity testing list continues with the following results of host testing of Eretmocerus hayati. The following whitefly species have been tested: Lipaleyrodes euphorbiae - no ...
  • CRDC (CRDC and Cotton Consultants Australia Inc., 2003-06-30)
    The aim of this report is to provide a picture of how IPM is working on the ground, by giving an understanding of the thoughts of cotton growers and consultants in relation to IPM. Quantitative and qualitative information ...
  • Reddan, Bruce; Meppem, Tony (NSW Agriculture, 2003-06-30)
    The expansion of the insectary facilities will enable the reseach infrastructure capacity of ACRI to meet the increasing demands of the Industry for entomology research. This is important given the evolution of practices ...
  • Reid, Nick (University of New England, 2003-06-30)
    'Biodiversity' refers to the diversity of genes, species, ecosystems and ecoregions. Like other sectors in the Australian economy, the cotton industry has a duty of care to ensure its environmental sustainability, including ...
  • Oakeshott, John (CSIRO Entomology, 2003-06-30)
    Pesticides provide essential protection in the production of many agricultural commodities. However, increasing pesticide use as a result of increased production has led to community concern about the social and environmental ...
  • Vervoort, Willem (University of Sydney, 2003-06-30)
    An automatic flow analyser was purchased to analyse nitrate, phosphate, chloride and sulfate. The monies for the instrument were a combination of CRDC, Australian Cotton CRC and University of Sydney funding. Many of ...
  • Gordon, Bill (Bill Gordon Consulting, 2003-06-30)
    Bill Gordon Consulting, with assistance from Graham Betts (ASK GB) have collected information on the current level of skill and some details on equipment setups from 110 ground rig operators in cotton from areas Emerald ...
  • Wilson, Lewis (CSIRO Plant Industry, 2003-06-30)
    Western Flower Thrips (WFT - Frankliniella occidentalis) was first recorded in Australia in the mid 1990’s. In the late 2001 they were found in cotton crops in the St George region (also on grapes), and in early 2002, also ...
  • Zuckerman, Michael (Michael Zuckerman, 2003-06-30)
    Helicoverpa armigera shows a much higher tolerance than Heliothis virescens towards the Cry lAc toxin present in INGARD and BOLLGARD II cotton. Unlike H. virescens, the major pest of cotton in the USA, some H. armigera ...
  • Cunningham, Paul (University of Queensland, 2003-06-30)
    This project has led to a significant advance in our understanding of the feeding behaviour of the adult heliothis moth. It has used detailed studies in ecology and behaviour of H. armigera to examine novel control ...
  • Mahon, Rod (CSIRO Entomology, 2003-06-30)
    Resistance is an ongoing concern with the management of H.armigera in the Australian cotton industry. Management strategies are in place to either prevent, or retard, further development of resistance to either chemical ...
  • Dang, Ho (NSW Agriculture, 2003-06-30)
    Key factors in managing transgenic Bt cottons for the future are to have an effective resistance management strategy. An essential component of any such strategy is to establish a resistance monitoring program. The core ...
  • Taylor, Dr. Taylor, Ian (NSW Agriculture, 2003-06-30)
    Weed surveys conducted by Charles (1989), Roberts (1996 unpublished) and Taylor (2002 unpublished) indicate that the majority of weeds affecting cotton production in Australian farming systems are annual and ephemeral ...
  • Sequeira, Richard (Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd and Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 2003-06-30)
    In season 2001-02, the Central Highlands area of experienced Australia's first major outbreak of Silverleaf Whiteny (Bentsi" tobcci biotype B) in a cotton production system. The situation was managed to some degree ...
  • Thompson, Philip (BOYCE Chartered Accountants, 2003-06-30)
    Financial analysis usIng comparative statistics helps farmers identify relative strengths and weaknesses. Accompanying budgets and long term business plans wlll then focus on ways to overcome weaknesses and build on ...
  • Sholz, Brad (Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 2003-06-30)
    The project focussed on understanding more about the egg parasitoid Trichogramma pretiosum. This minute wasp attacks the egg stage of heliothis (Helicoverpa spp.) and causes significant mortality of heliothis on the Darling ...

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